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Carowinds Presents Copperhead Strike

Carowinds, in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the installation of the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas. Copperhead Strike, from Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG, will deliver twice the boost and twice the bite.

The ride immediately leaves the station and goes into a "jo-jo roll" before loading into the launch station. After pausing, the ride will take off at an incredible 0 to 42 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Riders will experience a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers and flip upside down in five head-over-heels inversions -- the most of any double launch coaster in North America. Midway through the ride, a second accelerated launch will send riders into the next half of the run.

Copperhead Strike provides a 2-minute 24-second ride along 3,255 feet of steel track.

Features:

  • Coaster Type: Double launch coaster
  • Launching System: Linear synchron Motor (LSM)
  • Number of Launches: 2
  • First Launch: From 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds
  • Second Launch: From 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds
  • Number of Inversions: 5
  • Height Requirement: 52 inches
  • Trains: 3
  • Riders per Train: 16
  • Read all the details, and view animated video of Copperhead Strike here.

     

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